In a world that is deteriorating at all levels and evil seems to prevail everywhere you look, it’s not hard to idolize strength and victory. Looking back I can remember during my childhood years, “Super” Heroes on the television, in magazines and comics. We idolized these super heroes with their triumphant stories of justice and victory over evil. Though they were mere cartoon figures, to many of us, they became more of a reality than the actual heroes who built our country and died for our freedom. These days we still see an influx of super heroes rising on the scene. And it’s no wonder, being that we live in a fallen world where evil seems to triumph over good.
So through life and experience one of the things I’ve come to see is that all of humanity is (and has always been) screaming for justice. So what do we do? We create these idols… these pillars or “heroes” that we can look at and cling to during the tough times. Whether those idols are cartoon figures, your parents or some famous person who stood through the tests of time, whatever or whoever it may be, it all points us to something bigger. And that’s the battle between God and Satan… The battle of Good verses Evil. The great thing is we know the ending! We’ve read the book, we’ve seen how it all ends but right now we’re still caught somewhere in the chapters that talks about persevering through trials and times of injustice.
The only real hope for a lost and dying world is Jesus. You know it and I know it. But as we wait with joyful hope for our Saviors return when He will triumph over evil there is still a crying world that seems to have lost all hope. A world made up of the fictional but real “Gotham City” or “Metropolis,” which screams for justice and mercy. That’s the reality we live in. And we have the answer. We have the real Superman! The real Super Hero and His name is Jesus. Jesus not only saves people from hardship He saves people for eternity. That’s something NO OTHER super hero can do. Jesus is our true Super Hero. The One who is not only the greatest of all time but the One who created all things including any and all “Super Heroes” throughout the centuries and who wants to turn each one of us into super heroes who will likewise fight for justice and mercy.
If there’s one thing I cling to it’s Jesus my Rock and to know that through Him I can do all things. Through Him I am a super hero. "If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation, the old has gone and the new has come." We have exchanged the mortal for the immortal and we have received POWER unlike any other earthly power when we believed in Christ (Acts 1:8; Eph 1:13-14). Like the super heroes of old, WE are the super heroes of today. What an amazing picture that is. Christian, don't forget... "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!"
May God continue to bless, guide and empower you as you look to Him as the one and only true Super Hero.